Week 28
“Becoming a Powerful THINKER”

A continuation of our lesson on YES and POSITIVE SELF…as we continue our YEAR OF GROWING RICH we’re somewhere in the middle. And for the next several weeks you’ll see exactly the level of importance Napoleon Hill places on YOUR ATTITUDE.

Actually the next five lessons all revolve around
YOUR POSITIVE MINDSET.

It’s most certainly a FUNDAMENTAL of BIG SUCCESS and it’s easy to spot individuals around you every single day who have allowed circumstances or negative influences in their lives to dramatically affect their POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

In doing so they have begun to spoil the recipe for success and allow a kind of POISON to creep into their thinking. Something so simple as a POSITIVE MINDSET can be lost gradually and almost without notice by the individual, though it becomes blatantly obvious to those around them.

How are YOU doing in this area? I mean right now?
We’ve all heard about ATTITUDE BEING EVERYTHING…and the evidence is overwhelming in support of this principle. For better or worse, positive or negative.

“The Creator of all things gave YOU complete and UNCHALLENGEABLE CONTROL over one thing—
the PRIVILEGE of conditioning your mind with any sort of MENTAL ATTITUDE you desire.”           
—Napoleon Hill

Hill has a very direct and pointed statement on this issue…

“Your mental attitude gives your entire personality a DRAWING POWER that ATTRACTS the circumstances, things, and people you think about the most. This explains why so many people go through life as FAILURES—miserable, ill of body and mind, and poverty-stricken; these are the things they ATTRACT by the thoughts they permit to occupy their minds.”

Indeed it is on this SINGLE THING that great minds of history agree.

“You BECOME what you think about.”   
—Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret

 

“If Thou can believe, all things are possible to them that believe.”
 —Mark 9:23

 

“If you think in negative terms you will get negative results, if you think in positive terms you’ll get positive results…simply put,
Believe and succeed.” 
—Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Our doubts are traitors that make us lose the good we oft’ would win by failing to attempt.”                —William Shakespeare

 

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”  —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that men can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”                    —William James

 

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”                            
This is one of the lessons from A YEAR OF GROWING RICH that should cause anyone reading this to buy Hill’s book and read and re-read this single chapter on a regular basis, if for no other reason to remind yourself of the importance of this principle and how much control YOU PERSONALLY have over it.
“Your capacity to BELIEVE is your greatest potential asset. But you cannot draw on it or benefit from it UNTIL you form the habit of keeping YOUR ATTITUDE POSITIVE…

Your mental attitude is the medium by which you can balance your life and your relationship to people and circumstances—to attract what you desire. Our great American way of life and our free-enterprise system are the products of the MINDS of men and women who BELIEVED in them and maintained this belief by controlling their mental attitudes.”
                        —Napoleon Hill, A Year of Growing Rich

 

Certainly BIG SUCCESS requires MORE than just a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, but the clues and evidence left behind by some of the greatest minds and most successful individuals define it as a KEY INGREDIENT for any achiever.

In our society protecting your attitude requires a DAILY DISCIPLINE that includes reading, listening, and reflecting on POSITIVE MESSAGES.

It is in this simple discipline that anyone can profit from…
“Becoming a Powerful THINKER”

 

To Be Continued…

 

***Listen to THE STRANGEST SECRET by Earl Nightingale.
If you don’t have this audio recording in your library
you’re short-changing yourself and your attitude.